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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Looking for WW2 (and after) records?

    Looking for WW2 or more modern RAF service records? See the sticky about how to apply for them that I posted, click HERE

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 20-04-2014 1:22 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: FWR Members Please Read

    Those members of Forces War Records who have clicked on Free Forum should be aware that they are now on the British Genealogy Forum. This forum is owned by FWR, but is a separate entity, and existed for some years before FWR took it over in 2013. Members should be aware when posting on British...

    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 27-02-2014 3:08 PM
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  1. Flight Sgt Peter Hardy

    While I was serving in Cyprus with the UNFICYP ( Parachute Regt) in 1973 I knew FLT SGT PETER HARDY who was a Loadmaster . I would like to get in contact with him if possible. Thanks.

    Started by obrien78‎, 07-06-2014 8:07 PM
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  2. looking for Terry Gray RAF pilot squadron 245

    I am looking for any information relating to my late Father Terry Gray, who was a pilot from the 2nd Tactical Air Forse with Squadron 245

    Started by judivg‎, 07-06-2014 1:35 PM
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  3. Lancaster that crashed at Chemnitz

    I'm researching my uncle's Lancaster, which was lost in Operation Thunderclap, on 6 March 1945, believed to have crashed near Chemnitz. My uncle is the only one of the crew who is buried, the rest are commemorated at Runnymede. What I'm struggling to understand, is how my uncle, Flight...

    Started by maximus67‎, 07-06-2014 3:50 PM
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  4. F/O Williams DFM of 441 & 742 Squadron

    I'm trying to find the history of a F/O Williams who once lived at 14 William Street, Glanrhyd, Swansea. He flew as a Flight Engineer in Lancasters and was promoted from Flt/ Sgt through P/O ending as Flying/Officer and being awarded the DFM. I don't know his first name but would love to hear any...

    Started by Biglong‎, 31-05-2014 7:48 PM
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  5. Joseph Goulden

    See http://www.british-genealogy.com/forums/showthread.php/82378-Joseph-Goulden

    Started by kylegoulden‎, 29-05-2014 1:20 PM
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  6. Thumbs up sgt William Disley

    sgt William Disley served with the RAFVR service number 659053 died 18/08/43 but not sure where and how. please can anybody help?

    Started by Helena Mary‎, 28-05-2014 3:01 PM
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    29-05-2014, 11:56 AM Go to last post
  7. RAF Records Mystery

    I'm wondering if anyone can help. I am trying to find out more about my late grandfathers military career. From what my family tell me, he was in the RAF during World War 1, which means he would have lied about his age to enlist (he was born in 1903). I'm not sure where he was based during his...

    Started by MJPoole20‎, 28-05-2014 8:16 PM
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  8. My dad

    My late father Edward Ross Gordon was Canadian and flew Dakotas in the Berlin Airlift. Dad flew over 250 sorties in the Airlift and he was in 46 Squadren, 114 Squadren, detached to Berlin Airlift 1948 -1949 , 53 Squadren, 30 Squarden. I am interested i finding out any info or possible photographs...

    Started by OLDCROW1‎, 24-05-2014 2:22 PM
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  9. Exclamation burma star

    my wifes dad patrick joseph bannon served with an irish regiment in burma with the raf,or in the staffroom/storeroom.he has got the burma star,and his service medal,does anyone remember him we cannot find any details of him on record.

    Started by zoosmudge‎, 25-05-2014 7:55 AM
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  10. Dave Smith

    Unable to find info on my Father & Grandfather even though I have their I have their army numbers & regiments , can anyone help

    Started by Dave Smith‎, 24-05-2014 11:38 AM
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  11. RAF Dalcross WW2

    I would now like to find information about the men and women at No.2 AGS at Dalcross circa 1942. My father in the darker blue of the RAAF is on the left hand end of the front row. Some names of the men in the image can be read on the back of the photo.

    Started by AnthonyH‎, 21-05-2014 12:50 AM
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  12. RAF Doniford

    Hi to all, my name is Richard,ex RAF 1984-1997 mt driver. A friend of mine has asked me if I could maybe find any info on his real dad. All I have to go on is that his name was Norman Gillies or Gillis, born in Dundee (we think), served at RAF Doniford in 1947, met a naffi girl caled Margaret Luck...

    Started by richirichnot‎, 19-05-2014 10:32 AM
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  13. R.A.F service records

    Looking for the service record of my father Edward Percy Chapman. I know he was in Canada for most of the 2nd World War but his name doesn't appear anywhere, can anybody help please.

    Started by CANARYKING‎, 20-05-2014 4:58 PM
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  14. Question Typhoons, 118 Squadron, Sonny Bodden c1944-45

    I am keen to make contact with anyone who has stories or information to share that might help me understand the experiences of my uncle KD "Sonny" Bodden who flew Typhoons with the RAF 118 Squadron in the UK/Europe around 1944-45. If you or anyone you know might have connections to or information...

    Started by Uncle sonny‎, 19-05-2014 4:00 AM
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  15. Godfrey Brown

    My uncle, Godfrey Brown, served in the RAF during WW2 and was killed, I believe, in a plane crash 1945. I know very little about him but I have been given a wonderful diary that runs from May 28th until November 3rd 1941. Mention is made of Five Flight, B Squadron, of St Brannock's Hotel. Much of...

    Started by SallyT‎, 15-05-2014 10:08 PM
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  16. S/L Douglas Leatherland

    Hello I'm new to your site/forum and am struggling to find out more than basic details about Douglas Leatherland who was KIA 21/04/1944. I know he was with 97 Squadron at the time of his death but I would like to know about his record from enlistment. This site seems to promise so much yet all...

    Started by bobowen‎, 09-05-2014 1:02 PM
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  17. Question holy bible

    I HAVE A W.W.2 RAF BIBLE.INSIDE IS THE NAME L.A.C. TROATH J.D.H. R.AF. 939715 WHICH I THINK IS HIS SERVICE NO. ON THE COVER IS THE RAF INSIGNIA AND ACTIVE SERVICE EDITION. COULD ANYONE HELP WITH ANY INFORMATION. THANKS EBURRIDGE

    Started by eburridge1‎, 05-05-2014 9:14 AM
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  18. Cool my dad

    hi I am new to this site and need help since been on here I have not been able to search as I don't know how to work it out my dad was in the R.A.F in the 1930's 1940's I know where he was stationed but don't is RANG in the forces I think just privet airman ? as I was born in 42 so don't know...

    Started by llanharan‎, 30-04-2014 8:57 PM
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  19. A J Pearson RFC, Does he have a grave?

    I stumbled on the post on a forum, see below, which states that the writer had found a grave at Beaumont Communal Cemetery of my wife's Great Uncle AJP. We visited the site a few weeks ago, April 2014, but could not find it. The post was some years old and the associated email address produced no...

    Started by Julian Scott‎, 05-05-2014 9:59 AM
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  20. Negombo/Katanyika postings 1957-62

    Hello, I am trying to find some kind of link to my first home within the forces families . I have one photo from Negombo print shop . My Father Peter Harris (died 2000 aged 62) was a signaller . We had other postings to Germany and in places in England . I know very little of their lives as...

    Started by airdo57‎, 04-05-2014 6:02 PM
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